Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

A senior lawyer from the minority Shia sect who was also a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen intercepted Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari’s vehicle in Korangi as he left his residence for work. The assailants shot . . . → Read More: Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi

At least five most wanted suspects of gang war including Sheraz Comrade were killed in Rangers encounter in Malir Nadi Karachi on Sunday.

According to Rangers Spokesperson, the suspects identified as Akbar Maleeri, Sheraz Comrade, Khalid Lashari, Gulab Hassan aka Peeru and Yousuf Pathan were involved in terrorism, murder and other heinous crimes whereas huge . . . → Read More: Most wanted gang war suspects killed in Malir Nadi, Karachi

Government’s intentions against terrorism

The discovery of 5000 illegal SIMs in May 2014, held by just one apprehended terrorist in Karachi, came as a rude surprise to the otherwise highly informed Sindh Assembly.

It is for just such occasions that Mir Taqi Mir wrote his famous couplet “jaane na jaane gul hi na jaane baagh to sara jaane hai”. . . . → Read More: Government’s intentions against terrorism

Indonesia – Death penalty for many foreign drug dealers

Indonesia is ready to execute seven foreign drug convicts on death row after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected, an official said, in a move certain to set Jakarta on a collision course with international allies.

The seven include two Australian leaders of the “Bali Nine” drug-smuggling gang, who have been on death row . . . → Read More: Indonesia – Death penalty for many foreign drug dealers

Faisalabad killer belongs to a banned outfit

The three-member committee – constituted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to find out facts regarding December 8 riots in Faisalabad in which a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker was killed – has put entire burden of the tragedy on police and local administration.

On December 8, the PTI was observing a shutter-down strike in . . . → Read More: Faisalabad killer belongs to a banned outfit

Faisalabad shut down after PTI activist killed

Violent clashes between supporters of the ruling PML-N and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday left a PTI worker dead. At least 12 activists and five policemen were injured.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan called for a countrywide day of mourning on Tuesday.

While workers of the two parties were clashing with each other on the Novelty . . . → Read More: Faisalabad shut down after PTI activist killed

Grand Jury verdict sparks fresh outrage in US

Grand jury decision not to indict white policeman who killed black Eric Garner in New York City in July sparks outrage.

Protests have been held in US cities after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been . . . → Read More: Grand Jury verdict sparks fresh outrage in US

Religious leader gunned down in Islamabad

Unidentified men shot dead a member of Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and a former Peshimam of the Central Imambargah Parachinar, Kurram Agency, Muhammad Nawaz Irfan alias Irfani, in Sector E-11/4, on Wednesday.

The police said Irfan went to see someone in the area when unidentified men riding motorcycles opened fire on him as he was heading . . . → Read More: Religious leader gunned down in Islamabad

Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound as a “declaration of war”, while clashes raged in east Jerusalem after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian man suspected of shooting and wounding a far-right rabbi.

Israel temporarily shutdown the flashpoint religious shrine on Thursday in what police called a . . . → Read More: Rabbi shot in Jerusalem increases clashes

Is India trying to glamorize it’s notorious bus gang rape?

1. Mumbai-based fashion photographer Raj Shetye released his photo series The Wrong Turn last week. It depicts a lone Indian woman surrounded by men on a bus, fending off their advances.

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